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push toward the 6:00 hour. thankfully just starting the 5:00 hour. hopefully a lot of this gets moved out of the way. >> at least we have the humidity going downward, some relief from the july heat we had. >> humidity, everybody says, but you stay without the h? >> yes. >> what is that? >> i don't know what that is. >> humid. umid. >> and my dad says that, too, from brooklyn. >> and from allentown, lehigh valley, the same thing, no h. >> don't lose him. >> outside right now, it is dry, that's a good thing, we had some clouds over us, eventually that will give way to some sunshine later this morning into the afternoon. and temperatures, actually, going to stay below average today, really the next couple every days, nice little stretch. 73 degrees at the airport, light breeze out of the northeast, 5 miles per hour, key in our forecast, because it will bring in that cooler air. we have the cold front that passed through, it is to the
south now, so dry for the most part. did have brief shower, cecil county, maryland, diminished as it moved into the northern parts of the delmarva peninsula, now partly to cloudy skies, more sunshine on the increase. seventy-two allentown, same numbers down into dover, delaware, parts every south jersey, finding some upper 60s in some of the cooler suburbs. there is the winds direction out of the north, cooler and somewhat drier flow. so that's why the humidity levels start going downward throughout the day today. eighty-three for the high temperature for philadelphia at the shore. little bit breezy, the easterly winds kicks up, the ocean water mid 70s, so that next the temps down about 80 degrees, mid 70s in the poconos, talk about return to the 90s coming up in the full forecast in a few minutes, meisha, what's the latest? >> justin, looking outside right now, look like early risers out there. overall things still looking good. good morning, happy tuesday. vine was closed, looks like, it is just now starting to open now. westbound looks like it is all open, eastbound side, will be completely opening within probably the next five to ten minute, so good news for those
every you at the vine, closed for the prog project shopping, ben franklin bridge, looking good, beautiful, nice and quiet as it should for those every you coming into center city from jersey. septa reminder, we'll talk about it again today, just reminder fares are being collected at the platforms on these five stations. hoping this will kind of eliminate some of the crowd that we've been experiencing. so temple, jefferson, suburban, 30th street, university city are the five that you have to almost pre-book that. construction 95 northbound between 295 and 495, three lanes are block until 5:00 a.m. in delaware of course. also construction northeast extension northbound between mid-county and lansdale right lane is block there, jim, over to you. >> thank you, meisha. preliminary hearings start to the in the case where 12 girls were found in a man's feasterville home. >> police say one of the girls was gifted to lee kaplan, by her own parents. "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch is live in feasterville with the details. good morning, justin. >> reporter: brooke, jim, good
morning. the accused child abuser and the two parents who admit to handing their teen daughter to him are due in court this afternoon, for a preliminary hearing. during which we will likely learn more details about this complicated case. let's get you now to video here, on lee kaplan's docket, eight felonies, two misdemeanors, including several counts every sex assault, unlawful contact, with a minor, indecent assault, and corruption every minors. now, cap hand is -- kaplan said to father two children with now 18 year old woman, the daughter of daniel and stayvilla of lancaster county, amish couple reportedly gifted her to kaplan for payment for a debt. the pair claim they were unaware that was illegal. kaplan now charged with conspiracy, sex assault, child endangerment. wife also faces felony charge, of child endangerment. lower southampton police were tipped off back in june, prompted by child abuse reports, that kaplan's
feasterville house on old york road inside they found 12 girls, ranking in age from six months olds to teenage, and back in june, we spoke to a concerned neighbor. >> unbelievable, had no idea, because they would only let three kids out at a time. even when the detective asked me, over a year ago, what are the ages, and i said they look to be about six, nine, maybe pre adolescent, but that's weird in itself because the next time i see some kids, my ages that i thought were are different. and now i know why. because there was more than three kids there. >> and neighbors like kevin are saying for years they were concerned about that house on old york road. now those three defendants are due in this courthouse at about 2:45 this afternoon. police were unable to find any school records orbiter records for any of those children. more on that could come out later today in court as well. we are live here, southampton
courthouse, justin finch. cbs-3 "eyewitness news", brooke, jim, back into you. >> stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage on this story. when we're not on tv you can always find the latest on our website cbsphilly.com. >> in other news, another viewing this morning, for the fire fight here died while on duty last week in north philadelphia. gabrielle lee was a 17 year veteran of the department, and a father of three. there was a viewing last night as well at the deliverance evangelistic church on lehigh valley all avenue, another viewing this morning followed by 11:00 funeral service. >> norths are trying to find the cause of a fire at a bucks county strip mall. it took firefighters three hours to get it under control. the fire started around 5:00 monday night at grove supply incorporated. that is a bathroom fixture retailer in the 600 block every north main street in doylestown. smoke bill owed into the sky and could be seen for miles. firefighters were called in from nearby towns, and eventually, crews placed the fire under control, just after
8:00. three people were taken to the hospital. there is no word on the extent of the injuries. pennsylvania's top prosecutor want the state supreme court to throw out her own criminal charges. jury selection for kathleen kane's trial set for montgomery county court next week. kane accused of leaking secret grand jury testimony and lying about it. kane argues the special prosecutor in the case had no authority to act in that capacity. >> monsignor william lynn want to be released on bail, now that the pennsylvania supreme court has granted him a new trial. lynn is the first person charged and convicted of henge the roman catholic church protect child molesters witness it ranks, served three years in prison, due to be parolled in september. prosecutors haven't said if they plan to retry monsignor lynn. >> national night out event scheduled around the region today, but celebrations started early in west philadelphia. the annual event bridges police and neighbors together to have fun and promote safety
in their community. city officials say, safety start at home. and last night they passed out free gun locks in overbrook park. meantime, congressman bob brady says he's working hard with his fellow democrats to get gun control laws passed. >> accidents happen in the house, so, prevent mistakes we should have gun locks. >> we got the attention, we'll keep it up, keep doing it, until we get decent gun control legislation. >> the city plans to give out a thousand gun locks over the next several days. further north in abington township, residents also celebrated national night out. abington pre-night out is a 17 year tradition bringing 4,000 people together to strengthen the relationship between the community and the police department. first responders and public officials talk with people there. there was also plenty to do, including a writer -- rider doing tricks on bmx bike. >> energy a look at newspaper headlines from across the
region. >> from the cover of the trentonian, eight year old with special needs sexually assaulted on a school bus. this allegedly happened last tuesday while the girl was headed home from trenton extended school year program. the age of the male student involved is unknown. >> in the philadelphia inquirer, the parent company of term inch ex has reached tentative agreement to pay $87 million to a delaware family. the company admitted to using methyl bromide at 14 locations, including a virgin islands resort, where four members of the this family got sick after exposure to the pells side in 2015. >> from the delaware county times the ends of an era at newman university. doctor rosa lee moran dez announced she will be retiring at the ends of next school year, has led the college for the last 20 years, she joined newman in 1973, as a member of the nursing school faculty. and that's a look at some of the newspaper headlines from around the delaware valley. >> still ahead: new research being done in our area offers
new clues in diagnosing autism. >> we'll have the details ahead in the health watch. plus this: >> right when we got him out, good job, all involved,. >> good samaritans jump in to help rescue a man who drove his car into a lake. we'll show you the video of their effort, plus hear from one of the rescuers. >> and speaking of rescue, it is the incredible video showing a human chain help save a woman from flashflooding. now that woman is thanking the man who pulled her to safety. we'll hear from them just ahead. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> jim ' not dank yet, but give us a little bit. walking the red carpet last night, for his new movie suicide squad. we'll hear from the west philly nature. >> ♪
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two men in the lake struggling to break the car's windows. police jumped in to help and they were able to free the man with just moments to spare. >> i jumped off my machine, and i ran toward the water, took off my boot, through my wallet and phone and jumped in. >> we get paid to do this, and we'll do it, but ordinary resident risk their lives to jump in the water and help a fellow human t makes you feel good inside. >> the elderly man was rush to the hospital where he is said to be recovering, we're told it was a medical condition that caused the accident. >> the brother after pennsylvania woman, who died in a flashflood in maryland, says, she held on to a telephone pole for deer life before she was swept away. saturday, jessica of lebanon was with three relatives, just driven away from a restaurant when they were caught in the rising waters. one of the relatives was her sister-in-law. her brother, curtis, of dover, described how their car started drifting away.
>> my sister pretty much screamed: we need to get out of here now. all four managed to get out of the car. the car drifted away, and all for of them clung to a telephone pole. they were clinging to the telephone pole, the water to up their chest, and my sister, the last thing remembers, my sister said was god help us, god help us. >> three people survived, but jessica was swept away. searches found her body sunday morning, she leaves behind a ten year old daughter. >> meanwhile, a woman who was rescued from those flood waters thanks to human chain got to meet one of her saviors. >> the rescue was captured on video. jamie knight was trapped in her car. jason barnes grabbed hand with several other men to pull her out. she got to thank him personally on sunday. he said everyone there saturday was a hero. >> the decent thing to do. it is just the neighborly love is always there.
so, you know, there is me, and three other people who helped get her out. and the last link on very strong chain. >> barnes owns a toy store downtown. it was destroyed in the flood. he bought it only two month ago. >> and here's what downtown is dealing with, ellacott city in shambles, flood water shattered windows, destroyed building, devoured fawn dago cents, no dollar estimate of the damage just yet. state officials plan to apply for federal funds. you are about to see lightning illuminate the sky in louisianna. a camera captured the lightning yesterday as storms rolled through baton rouge. thankfully no one was hurt in the lightning strikes. it was just something cool to see. >> i'm not a fan of lightning. >> no? >> i go inside when i see lightning. >> that's a good thing, that's what you should do, good advice there, jim. and if you can hear thunder, you could be close you have no from lightening, got to take it seriously. good news today, drying out,
so i think most areas do stay dry. maybe stray shower, mainly west of the city coming in later on this afternoon, into the evening hours, but most areas will be good for the outdoor plans, definitely a go for today. check it out. storm scan3, drier air moving in from the great lakes into western pennsylvania, skies are clearing out nicely, we have the cold front that pushed on through, so still see a lot of activity to the south. and just off the coast, but little cluster many some showers up-state new york and into new england, that should stay up there. so we will see increasing sunshine today. not full sun. still some clouds around. but you will notice a drop in humidity, too, as we head into the afternoon hours. low 70s from the temperatures right now with the clouds kind of keeping temperatures uniform all across the reporting stations. nice breeze out of the northeast at the shore, low to mid 70s, stone harbor, ocean city. ocean water at 75 degrees. breeze will kick up little bit today along the coast. call it breezy. that wind off the water actually keeps all the temperatures below average. dew point numbers not bad. upper 60s, still on the steamy side.
but at least better than the oppressive numbers we were dealing with yesterday. so these numbers go down over the next 24 hours. so, still feels humid the next few days, but much more comfortable than what it has been. >> forecast at the shore today, air temperature 80 degrees, it will be less humid, some sunshine, uv index still running hi, even with the clouds, you got to put the sun block on. heads up, rip countries being moderate threat east wind up to 20 miles per hour, make sure live guards are on the stand before you head into the water. still monitoring the tropics, caribbean south of jamaica, storm system, trying attempt, nine the% chance of becoming tropical system, current track keeps it to the west. looks lick it will eventually impact the uketon later on this week, so plans down to mexico, cancun, into this weekend, could get little rough there. but overall forecast, much drier, as the front moves off shore. high pressure builds in, new england, placement of the high is huge in our forecast, keeps us dry, and our temperatures, going to be below average. so today, on our way up to 83 degrees. sunshine, clouds, see nine's
returning by the weekend. meisha, what's the latest out on the roads? >> on the roads right now, justin, starting to heat up ever so slightly, steel dealing with construction, good morning, happy tuesday, taking a look at the 42 freeway in new jersey, approaching 295, looking good. i would say fairly typical. seeing activity over here little while ago, now since cleared. so avenue all on 42, looking good, looking just as you should be looking right now. schuylkill headlights moving in the eastbound direction montgomery drive. you can see, both moving in the eastbound side, and westbound side. all lanes on the schuylkill are looking good right now, however, i will say that the eastbound side is heating up little bit quicker than the westbound side. a lot of early risers out there, we can expect that on a tuesday morning, we usually see that between monday and wednesday. vine, closed overnight for construction, between the schuylkill and broad. that's now since been cleared. so westbound side, you're looking good, eastbound side, you're also looking good. eastbound side what just opened, just about now, so for those of you waiting to get on the vine all clear. go i give you the green light
to get out there on the vine. delaware memorial bridge, left lane block until 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. friday. so this will start to affect us in the 7:00 hour in the morning. and also your evening rush, as well, brooke, over to you. >> more details are emerging about the pilot the hot air balloon that crashed in texas killing all 16 people on board. court records show alfred skip nichols had at least four prior drunken driving convictions and now russ consumer complaints against him. preliminary examination of the balloon revealed no defect, no malfunctions, but the cause of the crash has yet to be determined. on the cbs-3 health watch this morning, researchers at princeton university are developing a new approach to identify autism related genes. they say analyze ago brain map increased the number of genes they could identify with possible link to the disorder, from 65 to 2500s that could pave the way for faster and cheaper autism genetic research. and new data on the effect of
concussions on children. researchers now say that one third of kids they tracked experienced a spike in concussion symptoms days after the initial injuries. specially after returning to school. doctors are emphasizing importance of gradually resuming activities. >> well, still ahead on "eyewitness news", the south jersey little league team trying to make it to the world series, we'll have the results from their game. >> also ahead, it is a south philly tradition. now, one group wants to put the brakes on cars parking in the middle of broad street. we'll tell you what mayor kenney is saying when we come back. >> the old way was to make sure someone was simply watching the kids. this is the united way. right here in our community, united way is changing the way, from quick fixes to real lasting change. that's what matters. that's united way.
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>> welcome back, the time is 523:67:89 baseball trade deadline has come and gone. >> sports direct or don bell spoke to the phillies gm about trade rumors. >> the phillies are back in action tonight starting three game series against the giants. yesterday was baseball trade deadline. when the dust is the recalled the phillies held on to free agent to be jeremy. they can make qualifying offer to him around 17 million a year, in the off season, or he can walk. gm matt clinton talked about their decision. >> we're not looking to just dump veterans for the sake of dumping veterans. that's not the business we're in. in august it will be very similar to what it is this week, if there is a good baseball trade, it provides us with the right value, we're going to pursue it, and if there is not, then we'll let the opportunity pass. >> that's all for sport, i'm don bell, have a great day. >> thanks, don, the eagles are still at training camp as nova
care, but back in shorts today after a few days in full pads. new eagle head coach, doug pederson, believes in physical practices with players hitting for three, four days, before backing off. his approach, is more like andy reid, than chip kelly. so far, the birds are on board, pre-season games start august 11 against the bucks at the linc. >> and the summer jack rocking for novanation. fans got to hang out with the men's and women's basketball team during meet and greet at the pavilion last night, today defending men's college basketball champions leave for eight day trip to spain. they'll play three exhibition games, on the trip. >> well, congratulations this morning to the upper township little league team from south jersey for their great season. the young athletes from upper township couldn't quite get it done in gloucester city against the team from freehold monmouth county. freehold beat the upper township team to advance with new jersey's representative, the little league world series. but great year for the upper
township team all the same. >> meanwhile, in other news, there is a call to make a temporary dnc parking change permanent. >> so some people who live in south philly want mayor kenney to ban parking on the south broad street median for good. the parking authority prohibited parking on the median during last week's convention, there has been parking in the middle of broad street for generations, but now there is an on-line petition that claims parking that way is unsafe for all concerned. >> cars that are trying to parallel park, in a very tiny space, right next to cars that are going 35 miles an hour, it is not a recipe for how a street should be working. >> there are more than a thousand signatures on the petition. mayor kenney says, any changes would be done with the cooperation of the community. coming up in the next half hour of "eyewitness news", donald trump makes a campaign stop in pennsylvania, and amps up his criticism of hillary clinton. >> and a billionaire investor, challenges trump. plus this.
>> for the first time, a travel warning has been issued for the continental united state. after report of ten locally transmitted zika cases. i'm hena dance yell in new york, the latest on emergency response efforts coming up. >> also, ahead, apple is changing their emojis, we'll tell you what's going away, the new ones you will be getting and when it is all happening. justin? >> good morning, everyone, still feeling humid out here. but it will start feeling better later this afternoon. i will talk about how long this break from the heat and humidity lasts when we check eyewitness weather coming up. >> meisha is keeping an eye on the roads this morning, as we take a live look outside. stay with us, we'll be right back.
people in south florida are taking precautions this morning, as the cdc sends help to fight the zika virus. good morning, i'm brooke toms. >> i'm jim donovan. we'll have more on the zika warning just ahead of the first here's what you need to know to start your day in the morning minute. >> preliminary hearings are scheduled today for the trio charged after 12 girls were found in the man's feasterville home. >> facing the most charges that lee kaplan, he is the man authorities say fathered three children with a